Powerball jackpot climbs to $414 million Saturday night

first_imgLPETTET/iStock(NEW YORK) — A $414 million prize could ease the pain of losing an hour of sleep this weekend.That’s the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time. This is the largest Powerball jackpot of 2019 so far, and the 16th largest Powerball jackpot on record.Should the winner choose to cash out the prize, that would come out to $247.9 million. The odds of winning? One in 292.2 million.Whoever the winner is, the lucky ticket-holder will have 180 days to claim the jackpot.But, sometimes it takes months for someone to come forward and claim the prize. That’s what happened earlier this week when the sole winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from October 2018 claimed the prize.The person, from South Carolina, chose to remain anonymous and took the cash option of a one-time payment of $877,784,124. The winner took so long to come forward, residents in the industrial town where the ticket was sold assumed he or she was dead.The payout was the largest to a single winner in United States history, officials said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New York police officer charged with spying for China

first_imgThrough his contacts with the Tibetan community, the 33-year-old man gathered information between 2018 and 2020 on the community’s activities, as well as identifying potential information sources.According to the indictment, the man — who is also an officer in the US Army Reserve — allowed members of the Chinese consulate to attend events organized by the New York Police Department.The Chinese authorities allegedly paid him tens of thousands of dollars for his service.The officer has been charged with four counts, including enlisting in the service of a foreign country on US soil, misrepresentation and obstructing the operation of a public service. Topics : US authorities have charged a New York police officer with espionage, accusing him of gathering information about the city’s Tibetan community for the Chinese government.The officer, who worked at a station in the Queens section of the city, was directed by members of the Chinese consulate in New York, according to the indictment released Monday.Born in China, the man had been granted political asylum in the US, claiming he was tortured by Chinese authorities because of his Tibetan ethnicity.center_img New York City police commissioner Dermot Shea said the officer “violated every oath he took in this country. One to the United States, another to the US Army, and a third to this Police Department”.He was brought before a judge Monday and taken into custody, a spokesperson for the Brooklyn federal prosecutor told AFP.According to the NYPD, he is currently suspended without pay.Despite the man’s claims he was tortured in China because of his ethnicity, the investigation allegedly revealed that both of his parents were members of the Chinese Communist Party.”If confirmed by the courts,” the espionage operation “shows that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in malign operations to suppress dissent, not only in Tibet… but any place in the world,” said the International Campaign for Tibet, an advocacy group that promotes Tibetans’ freedoms and rights.After allowing Tibet to function autonomously from 1912-1950, Beijing retook control of the territory in 1951. The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has lived in exile since 1959.last_img read more

Inter offer Moses new loan deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Inter have reportedly expressed their desire to extend Victor Moses’ loan deal at the club beyond the end of the 2019/20 season.According to Calcio Mercato, the Serie A club are eager to keep hold of the former Nigeria international. The Nerazzurri remained keen on signing the 29-year-old to a permanent deal, but want Chelsea to reduce their €12 million asking price.Moses joined Inter on a six-month contract in January after spending the first half of the season at Turkish Super Lig club Fenerbahce.He has made seven appearances for Inter across all competitions this season, featuring in all those games on the right side of midfield.He has persistently struggled with thigh injuries over the last few months and missed the club’s 2-0 loss to Juventus due to a thigh problem; their most recent league outing.The Serie A is currently suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which has halted world sport for the past few months, but Italian football is set to make a welcome return to action next week. Tags: Calcio MercatoFenerbahceInter MilanSerie AVictor Moseslast_img read more